OUT OF TUNE This week’s photo prompt is provided by Mike Vore. Thank you Mike for our photo prompt! By Neel Anil Panicker “A piano is for keeps but I am no keep.” From across the table Mary couldn’t help but smile. She always found Vineeta’s clumsy word play indulgences wildly amusing. ‘Looks like Bob’s … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfAW/143words/03/07/2017


A NEW THIRST (200 words) © Dawn Miller By Neel Anil Panicker Rajan feasted himself on the images of semi-naked models who waltzed in and out of his tablet. A slow rattling sound broke his reverie. He looked up to see his wife make slow painful steps, one man-sized leg after another, wriggling her grotesquely disproportionate … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/SPF/200words/05/03/2017


photo by Fleur Treurniet via Unsplash THE GREAT RIP-OFF By Neel Anil Panicker “I am afraid we can’t give another 250 million dollars, at least not right now. However, if you were to further offload your stake by 25 per cent, we may consider…” Sandeep Pranjal, the CEO of Sipkart couldn’t believe what he was … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/3LineTales/200words/


Amazon River, Brazil Amazing Amazon Nights By Neel Anil Panicker Forty-two year old Susan George from Idaho was living her dream. Having won a staff lottery, the Wal Mart executive had booked herself for a three-day boat ride through the Brazilian rainforests. The sun was setting on Day One of her Amazing Amazon cruise and … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/175words/whatpegmansaw/25/02/2017


(Note: Sorry, I hope you won’t mind as I have gone beyond 200 words with this one that just came in one full flow.) AT THE CROSSROADS By Neel Anil Panicker As a child whenever a problem assailed Albert, he would duck past the half-broken boundary walls and enter the vast expanse of the … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfPP/2202/2017


No Time For Valentine By Neel Anil Panicker From her fifth floor window, Nina watched as the two angels with their snow white wings arching into the horizon locked eyes through a giant white ball that hung from the street centre. A miasma of colours ruled roost with red being the reigning deity. It was … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortory/FFfAW


Sunday Photo Fiction – February 5th 2017 This story is written for the wonderful Sunday Photo Fiction hosted by © J Hardy Carroll A BOTTLED LIFE  (200 words) By Neel Anil Panicker As the noises from above reached a crescendo, Andrew shifted uneasily in his chair. He dug his chin in and tried his best to … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/SPF/200words/07/02/2017


WAITING FOR DEATH   (248 words) By Neel Anil Panicker Tiptoeing past the balcony, and with his body half crouched to the floor, Peter slid his way down the stairs, and on the first landing dragged himself behind the sandstone pillars. He needn’t have done so__the house and its surroundings were pitch dark. He had … Continue reading neelwrites/fictionshortstory/250words/thursdayphotoprompt/30/01/2017